It’s human nature, but inaccurate, that disastrous bad things usually happen to other people. It’s also a very risky assumption about business and technology. Of course, it does not always happen to others!

So, it’s no wonder that today’s businesses have prioritized the crucial need for IT disaster recovery planning. While “disasters” were usually limited to thoughts about floods and fires, now cyber threats can be disastrous to the operation of a business.

For most businesses, IT disaster recovery planning is not just a necessity, it is a must!

Every business today should have comprehensive and customized IT disaster recovery planning in-place. It is an essential first step to do an analysis to determine the business’ unique needs and all threats that must be factored-in. The IT disaster recovery planning should be tailored to the organization’s specific priorities.

Today’s businesses are exposed to many risks and associated consequences, should their primary hosting environment fail. Possibilities like lost revenue, data, and productivity.

It’s why IT disaster recovery planning should include steps to address any potential failure across each component of the organization’s entire IT system. Each should be prioritized, according to their importance as well as the ease and timing around restoration and recovery for each.

With proper and effective IT support, the best defense is proactive and strong IT disaster recovery planning. It’s the only sure way to avoid business interruptions, make sure data is securely backed up and the business is ready to activate recovery protocols, with expert IT support at the click of a button.

Effective IT disaster recovery planning uses cutting edge security including military level encryption, flexible back-up scheduling, and complete protection, even when files are open.

Since most businesses have very little tolerance for downtime, it’s important to ask questions and check out some key aspects of IT disaster recovery planning. Questions about

•  Inaccessible critical applications to the entire workforce or customer base

•  Data loss which may be permanent and unrecoverable

•  Halted reporting, ordering, processing, and several other important business functions

•  Staff productivity getting halted

•  Harm to the business’ reputation and loss of customers

•  Financial damages, including cost of recovery, loss of profits, and potential penalties

After all, IT disaster recovery planning is all about supporting the business to keep vital technology humming and the business productive and growing.